Fall 2023 Africa At Noon Events

September 13th

Picture of Edda FieldsSixth Jan Vansina Lecture

New Methods and Sources for Recovering New Voices: West African Peasant Rice Farmers and Enslaved Laborers on Lowcountry Rice Plantations

Edda Fields Black
Department of History, Carnegie Mellon University

Hosted by Khaled Esseissah

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September 20th

Picture of Aili Tripp's book "Joan Wicken"

Joan Wicken: A Lifelong Collaboration with Tanzania’s President Nyerere

Aili Tripp
Department of Political Science, UW-Madison

Hosted by Marissa Moorman

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September 27th

Picture of Elisa Scaraggi

Delving into Mario Pinto de Andrade’s Personal Archive – New Paths for Investigating the History of Angola’s Liberation Struggle

Elisa Scaraggi
Institute of Contemporary History, NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Lisbon

Hosted by Marissa Moorman

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October 4th

Picture of Oyewale Tomori

African Viruses Flourishing in the Diaspora

Oyewale Tomori
Nigerian Institute of Science

Hosted by Gregg Mitman

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October 11th

Chazen Museum of Art–Insistent Presence: Contemporary African Art from the Chazen Collection

Katherine Alcauskas
Chazen Museum of Art

This event will take place at the Chazen Museum of Art


October 18th

Picture of Khaled Esseissah

Mawalis, Craftspeople, and the Making of a Subaltern Scholarly Muslim Intellectual Community in West Africa, from 1800 to Recent Times

Khaled Esseissah
Department of History, UW-Madison

Hosted by Marissa Moorman

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October 25th

Picture of Amb John Lange (Retd.)

Global Health and Africa

Ambassador John E. Lange (Retd.)
UN Foundations Global Health Diplomacy, former Ambassador to Botswana

Hosted by Marissa Moorman

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November 1st

Picture of Alexander Thurston

Islamic Modernism and the Public Sphere in Northern Nigeria, 1940s-1960s

Alexander Thurston
Political Science, University of Cincinnati

Hosted by Khaled Esseissah

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November 8th

Picture of Emma Park

Infrastructural Attachments: Austerity, Sovereignty, and the Politics of Expertise in Kenya

Emma Park
History, The New School for Social Research, and Eugene Lang College

Hosted by Daniel Williford

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November 15th

Picture of Bernadette Arakwiye

The African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative: Achievements and Uncertainties (Virtual)

Bernadette Arakwiye
World Resources Institute

Hosted by Lisa Naughton

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December 6th

Picture of Fabienne Kanor

Imagining the Middle Passage:  Slavery, Race, and the Making of the Diaspora in Contemporary Francophone African Cinematic Art

Fabienne Kanor
French and Francophone Studies, Pennsylvania State University

Hosted by Nevine El Nossery

This event will not be live streamed or recorded.

December 13th

Picture of Lindsey Green-Simms

Queer African Cinematic Art and Popular Melodrama

Lindsey Green-Simms
American University, DC

Hosted by Matthew Brown

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